North Pacific Marine Weather Outlook

NOAA OPC 500 mb Forecast chart

Active weather system will continue over the western and central North Pacific this week.

The upper-level jet remains depressed south of 35 N latitude over the western-most North Pacific but then turns northeastward towards Alaska as a blocking ridge continues to remain over the eastern North Pacific.

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast chart

The primary storm tracks will be from Japan northeastward over the eastern Bering Sea and over Alaska.  Frequent gale to storm force to occasionally hurricane force winds are likely near and south of low pressure centers.


About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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